Favorite Brunch Bars
Great spots across the country for mid-morning cocktails
We’re big fans of sipping cocktails in the afternoon, but why wait? Mid-morning eye-openers pair perfectly with hearty dishes like omelettes, French toast, and waffles. Luckily, brunch is just as much a specialty as mixology at these bars across the country.
We’re big fans of sipping cocktails in the afternoon, but why wait? Mid-morning eye-openers pair perfectly with hearty dishes like omelets, French toast and waffles. Luckily, brunch is just as much a specialty as mixology at these bars across the country.
15 Romolo, San Francisco:
You can order $4 glasses of punch at this acclaimed North Beach establishment’s aptly named weekend Punch DrunkBrunch. But as you enjoy a crispy chicken biscuit layered with a fried egg, green chile and arugula-walnut pesto, you might also consider having the Breakfast of Champions #2, an interesting combination of manzanilla sherry, house-made banana cordial, nocino, maple syrup and a coffee tincture.
What to Drink: Punch
Circa 33, Portland, Ore.:
Ten-dollar carafes of mimosas flow at this Prohibition era-inspired joint in Southeast Portland. While waiting for your brioche French toast slathered in Oregon berry compote, you can snack on the house-smoked bacon and house-pickled veggies (you can choose either, or both) that accompany The Dilemma, Circa 33’s savory bloody mary.
What to Drink: The Dilemma (vodka, house-made bloody mary mix, Trumer Pils beer, house-smoked bacon, house-pickled vegetables)
Clover Club, New York:
People from all five boroughs come to Julie Reiner’s famed watering hole (pictured above) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, for its delicious tipples. But chef Gil Calderon also serves a gourmet breakfast menu featuring a hanger-steak-and-poached-egg English muffin sandwich and buckwheat pancakes topped with sweetened sheep’s milk ricotta and blood orange-maple syrup.
What to Drink: Maria Sin Sangre (cherry tomatoes, basil, silver tequila, medium dry sherry, lemon juice)
Check out our complete guide for more great brunch bars.